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Sunswift 7: electric car uses solar energy and reaches 1,000 km without recharging | VIDEO

Students from the University of New South Wales, in Sydney (Australia), have developed a vehicle that not only works with solar energybut it has also reached a distance of 1,000 kilometers and without having to stop to recharge.

Whether it is a new Guinness record is yet to be confirmed, but for researchers it is a great achievement. This autonomy was achieved in a time of 11 hours, 53 minutes and 32 seconds, with an average speed of 84.17 km/h.

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What features does it have? According to the Hybrid and Electric page, it has a conventional battery of only 38 kWh capacity and photovoltaic panels. But the key factor is the low rolling resistance, in its lightness and in its very low resistance to air. Also, it only weighs 500 kilos.

Despite its efficient and environmentally friendly technology, it does not have air conditioning, windshield wipers, airbags or ABS brakes. That is why its creators point out that it is not the vehicle of the future, but the technology will serve to market.

Another important detail is that it consumes less energy. Only 3.8 kWh/100 km, a figure between four and six times lower than a current conventional electric car. The first version appeared in 1996 and today it has reached a high development in its seventh version.

Source: Elcomercio

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